Technology - Grades 1-5

Ms. Whitney McKelvey

Education
B.A., Public Relations and General Business, Gonzaga University
M.A., Teaching, Pacific University

Areas of Advanced Study
Endorsements in Physical Education, Elementary and Middle School general studies

Began teaching in 2018.

Teaching at Holy Family since 2018.

What I love about teaching PE at Holy Family School:
I love coming to school each day ready to help motivate students to be active and practice sportsmanship. I enjoy challenging students to participate in sports they would have never considered trying. Watching a student first struggle and then accomplish a task can be so rewarding and a positive ripple effect not just in athletics, but in all areas of life.

Why I became a teacher:
I became a teacher because I felt that too many young adults were focusing on academics, but not learning the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle. I wanted to teach in a classroom where I had the freedom to take teaching moments and expand on students’ passions. I feel blessed to be part of a community like HFK.

Favorite Scripture Verse:
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 .


Technology - Grades 6-8

Mr. Andrew Walker

Education
B.A. of History, English Minor, Gonzaga University 2012
Master of Initial Teaching, Gonzaga University 2014

Began teaching in 2015
Teaching at Holy Family since 2018

What I love about teaching at Holy Family School:
I love challenging my students to engage with their world in ways that they had not previously considered and watching as their understanding blossoms into a worldview that will guide their decision making as community members and citizens. My favorite part of the job is forming the relationships that make this learning possible and being present for the myriad moments of both academic and life learning that take place along the way!

Why I became a teacher:
Almost all of the most influential people in my life have been teachers so the decision felt like a natural one. I am very grateful for the guidance and opportunities they have opened for me and want to pay this service forward to my own students.

Favorite Scripture Verse:
Favorite Scripture “Do you not know that in a race, all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24